Insubstantial Selves

No Place for Truth
David Wells

Is not the self movement evidence of our collective unhappiness and insecurity?  It is only the hungry, after all, who are always thinking of food; those who are not deprived occupy themselves with other thoughts.  It is only the unhappy who are constantly preoccupied with happiness, only those crippled by a sense of their own insubstantial self who expend their lives in its pursuit.